December 2010 Students of the Month

Charity: Alzheimer's Association of Greater Illinois

Alec Chialdikas
Physical Education

Alec Chialdikas was tabbed as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Physical Education Department. Described as a natural leader who goes out of his way to help others, Alec says that he most enjoys Cultural Geography because he finds it interesting to learn about other cultures throughout the world. His teachers note that he sets goals for himself, but allows time to support others. An honor roll student as a middle schooler, Alec plays travel soccer and also is a member of Lemont’s boys’ soccer program. He plans on attending college, and has ambitions to become a pilot or to enter a field dealing with space. In his spare time, Alec works at P.C.’s Pancake Café, while also enjoying cars, computers, electronics and playing ping pong.

Szymon Krzeptowski-Mucha

The Business Department selected Szymon Krzeptowski-Mucha as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Szymon lists Mathematics and Natural Science as two of his academic interests, and also notes he enjoys Accounting and Business Management & Entrepreneurship. His teachers applaud him for coming to class prepared and full of energy every day. Szymon is part of Lemont’s boys’ track and field program, and is heavily involved in Polish School, where he also is an honors student. He intends on joining the Future Business Leaders of America, the Junior Engineering Technology Society, and Mathletes. Szymon plans on attending college and studying either business or engineering, with hopes of someday becoming either an accountant or a civil engineer.

Julia Kuda
Family and Consumer Science

Julia Kuda was picked as the Junior Student of the Month by the Family and Consumer Science Department. An honor roll student whose teachers laud her for going above and beyond expectations, Julia lists Culinary Arts, Painting and Introduction to Teaching as her favorite courses. A driven student who displays a positive attitude, she is involved in a number of extra-curricular activities, including the Student Council, “The Tribe,” Community Service for Everyone (CSFE) and the Foreign Language Club. Julia works on the Yearbook staff and plays on Lemont’s girls’ soccer team as well. She plans on attending college for four years and earning a degree. In her free time, Julia works at Delia’s in the Bolingbrook Promenade, and enjoys listening to music, baking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jimmy Dillenburg
Foreign Language

The Foreign Language Department chose Jimmy Dillenburg as the Senior Student of the Month. Described as a hard-working student who gives 100 percent effort, Jimmy lists AP Calculus BC and AP Physics as his favorite classes. He demonstrates respect and consideration, and does not shy away from challenges. A high honor roll student, Jimmy recently received the Cook County Sheriff’s Office Youth Service Medal for completing more than 100 hours of community service. A member of the boys’ cross country program, he’ll play on the boys’ tennis squad for the third year this spring, and also is a member of the National Honor Society, Foreign Language Club and the Mathletes squad. Next year, he plans on majoring in electrical engineering at Iowa State University. He enjoys volunteering at Palos Community Hospital, spending time with friends and running.